geophone
noun Date: 1919 an instrument for detecting vibrations passing through rocks, soil, or ice

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  • géophone — [ ʒeɔfɔn ] n. m. • 1962; de géo et phone ♦ Didact. Instrument servant à écouter les bruits provenant du sol. ● géophone nom masculin Instrument d écoute pour déceler les bruits provenant du sol (prospection sismique, localisation de mineurs… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • geophone — ☆ geophone [jē′ə fōn΄ ] n. [ GEO + PHONE] an electronic receiver designed to pick up seismic vibrations transmitted through rock, ice, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Géophone — Un géophone est un capteur (et un transducteur), généralement de forme tubulaire, permettant l enregistrement et/ou la mesure du vecteur vitesse des vibrations sismiques (ou micro vibrations) au travers du sol (Ce n est ni un accéléromètre ni un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Geophone — The term geophone derives from the Greek word geo meaning earth and phone meaning sound .A geophone is a device which converts ground movement (displacement) into voltage, which may be recorded at a recording station. The deviation of this… …   Wikipedia

  • geophone — geofonas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Garso bangų, sklindančių Žemės plutoje, imtuvas. atitikmenys: angl. geophone vok. Geophon, n rus. геофон, m pranc. géophone, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • géophone — geofonas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Garso bangų, sklindančių Žemės plutoje, imtuvas. atitikmenys: angl. geophone vok. Geophon, n rus. геофон, m pranc. géophone, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • geophone — ˈjēəˌfōn noun Etymology: French Geophone, a trademark : an instrument designed to detect vibrations passing through rocks, soil, or ice …   Useful english dictionary

  • geophone — /jee euh fohn /, n. a device that is placed on or in the ground and used to detect seismic waves. [1915 20; GEO + PHONE] * * * ▪ instrument       trade name for an acoustic detector that responds to ground vibrations generated by seismic waves.… …   Universalium

  • geophone — noun A form of microphone that detects and records seismic vibrations …   Wiktionary

  • geophone — ge·o·phone …   English syllables

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